Fonction Panorama LG KU990; Caroline Bernard; 5.48;
From: Migratory Project, with Michiko Tsuda, and Damien Guichard
Poetic ribbon made by a succession of panoramas, offers a continuous panorama of fixed images, and underneath it, a conversation reduced to a single line. It’s also a kind of timeline, the timeline of life, of feelings, feelings trapped in time and space, and it’s also a metaphor of tired feeling in a love relationship. There is a kind of a loving duet between the cameraman, and the photographed character (it is true because it is me and my spouse). But of course, it’s fictional, we are just in symbolical representations. The images filmed in their successivity are laid out flat in the form of a ribbon scrolling past. The past exits to the left, the future comes in from the right. The scrolling produces duration, and despite the fixity of the images, time is spatialized and metered. http://lilirangelechat.com/index.html
What Comes Between; Cecilia Araneda; 5.36; S8/16mm/digi; TRT-
An examination of personal memory and loss rooted in the filmmaker’s birth place – Chile – and her departure from that country long ago. A collage film created with found footage from personal and historic sources, and original hand printed and tinted footage. http://www.ceciliaaraneda.ca
This Kind of Town; Marcy Saude; 5:30; 16mm/digi
The frontier mythos of nature vs. civilization plays out against the landscape of a former gold rush boomtown of Ward, Colorado in the Rocky Mountains. Mining structures, abandoned cars, railroad remains; roadside junk sculptures, tie-dye and American flags; sights and sounds of “the West” then and now attempt to answer the question, “what kind of a town is this, anyway?” http://threecolorsallblack.org
Le Monde est Immense/(The World is Vast); Muriel Montini; S8/digi
A summer’s day in the countryside. A woman is sewing. A little girl tries to attrack her attention. A boy appears, a few images from a super 8 movie explored in detail and recomposed with a dramatic end in mind.
You Can See the Sun in Late December; Sasha Waters Freyer; 6.40
Beautiful emptiness, anguish and calm, absence rendered visible and traces of presence in the winter light, all intensified by the damned (non) question of maternity. Filming every frigid day in the final month as a strategy for overcoming deflated motivation.
Bodily Heavens; Stephanie Wuertz; 2.40; digi
A whirl of whorls and dis-astral staccato, BODILY HEAVENS is a frenetic animation created under a microscope that evokes a nostalgia for the intimate sublime.
Paradise; Noe Kidder; 10.00 16mm/digi
Paradise was filmed between 2005-2007 on location in Lisbon, Kauai and at Catwalk Artist Residency in Catskill, NY. By using a kind of home-made optical printing technique and overlapping layers of sound, text and image in the edit, I wanted to experiment with abstraction in a way that would challenge the viewer as well as my own experience of loss. http://noekidder.blogspot.com
The Daughter Remembers to Forget; Sara Strahan; Score: Melissa Grey; 3.36; digi;S8, 16MM/HD
Home movies, found footage and hand-made elements are used to explore the complex mechanisms of perception, memory and recollection. Memory is not a conscious recollection of narrative, but textured and interspersed with media and non-linear traces of recollection that always result in an updated output of the past. Does this conception of memory imply a potential for re-making our own stories? Can the daughter forget to remember, or remember to forget?
5 Lessons & 9 Questions About Chinatown; Shelly Silver; 10.00; digi
You live somewhere, walk down the same street…taking in fragments, but never fully register The Place. Years, decades go by … A building comes down, and before the next one is up you ask ‘what used to be there?’… since the 19th century, wave after wave of inhabitants have moved through and transformed these alleyways, tenements, stoops and shops… past, present, future, time… http://www.5lessonsmovie.com